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John Franklin

Sir John Franklin KCH FRGS was a British Royal Navy officer and explorer of the Arctic. Franklin also served as Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen's Land from 1837 to 1843. He disappeared while on his last expedition, attempting to chart and navigate the Northwest Passage in the North American Arctic. The icebound ships were abandoned and the entire crew died, from causes such as: starvation, hypothermia, tuberculosis, lead poisoning, zinc deficiency, and scurvy... Read More

Born16 April 1786
Spilsby, Great Britain
Died11 June 1847 (aged 61)
Aboard HMS Erebus, off King William Island
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